Travel Preparation

1. Do I need a visa to travel to China?
All visitors traveling to mainland China, whether for business or leisure, require a visa. No Visa is required prior to enter Hong Kong; a Visa can be issued upon arrival.

2. How to obtain a Chinese Visa?
China Holidays recommends that you obtain your visa before leaving the country where you live. The costs and the length of time to process a visa vary from country to country. Please check the website for the Chinese Embassy in your country to find the information applicable to you. Application forms can usually be downloaded from the web site.

3. What do I need to submit along with my Application Form?
Valid Passport
one passport size photograph
Related forms / letters dependant on visa type required
Travel Itinerary provided by your agent

4. How to obtain visa to China in Hong Kong?
You may obtain your visa by yourself from Visa Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; it is opened from Monday to Friday. Usually you can get the visa within one working day. Fast process is available with a cost.

Their Address (Please call them before you go to their office):
5th Floor, Lower Block, 26 Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: ++850-25851657 OR ++850-25851680 OR ++850-25851794

5. Is travel insurance necessary?
Yes. We request all of our clients to purchase travel insurance before traveling to China.

6. What health condition do I need to travel to China? Do I need to bring my medical record?
There are no special health requirements for travel to China. However, those with medical problems are advised to consult your doctor before traveling to China. Travel to high-altitude areas such as Tibet is not suitable for those with pulmonary or heart problems and hypertension.

All travelers are encouraged to bring along their medical records, which will be of great help should an emergency occur.

7. When is best to go?
April, May, September and October are the most clement periods to travel. However, they are also the peak seasons for tourists. Other months are quieter. The weather is hot in mid-summer and dry and cold in winter. Nevertheless, you can enjoy a beach tour in summer and an ice tour in winter.